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This article from the NASA Astrobiology Institute raises some issues in the accepted theory that the mass extinction event of the late Cretaceous was caused by a meteorite impact. The article discusses specifics behind what would happen if an asteroid were to hit the Earth, and possible reasons why some species would survive and others didn't.
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Restriction: © 2001 NAI
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Keyword: asteroids
Record Creator: Metadata instance created October 18, 2010 by Raina Khatri
Record Updated: Feb 13, 2014 by Lyle Barbato
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June 15, 2001
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AIP Format
(NASA, Washington, 2001), WWW Document, (http://www.astrobio.net/exclusive/158/do-we-know-what-killed-the-dinosaurs).
AJP/PRST-PER
Do We Know What Killed the Dinosaurs?, (NASA, Washington, 2001), <http://www.astrobio.net/exclusive/158/do-we-know-what-killed-the-dinosaurs>.
APA Format
Do We Know What Killed the Dinosaurs?. (2001, June 15). Retrieved October 22, 2014, from NASA: http://www.astrobio.net/exclusive/158/do-we-know-what-killed-the-dinosaurs
Chicago Format
NASA. Do We Know What Killed the Dinosaurs?. Washington: NASA, June 15, 2001. http://www.astrobio.net/exclusive/158/do-we-know-what-killed-the-dinosaurs (accessed 22 October 2014).
MLA Format
Do We Know What Killed the Dinosaurs?. Washington: NASA, 2001. 15 June 2001. 22 Oct. 2014 <http://www.astrobio.net/exclusive/158/do-we-know-what-killed-the-dinosaurs>.
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